Tag: user-generated content

by Anthony Adornato

Misinformation can spread like a disease on social media. Journalists and news organizations have taken the bait, reporting inaccurate information gathered from social media. We’ve seen this in cases such as the Boston Marathon bombings and Hurricane Sandy, among many other examples. “What’s the Real Deal?” is an exercise that teaches students to be critical of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Verizon-AOL, Facebook Instant Articles, and the future of digital advertising (Ben Thompson / Stratechery) 2. Snapchat will feature weekly content from MLB and baseball fans (Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 3. Why Facebook’s Internet.org is stumbling in India (Kurt Wagner & Mark Bergen / Re/code) 4. The Onion uses its redesign to mock […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The petty etiquette of discrimination (Noah Berlatsky / The Atlantic) 2. Wall Street and Silicon Valley form an uneasy alliance (Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times) 3. In a bid for modern coverage, student paper tries a new Medium (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 4. Snapchat’s Discover feature is giving advertisers millions of video […] more »

by Hank Green

This guest post originally appeared on Medium. In the last 10 years, YouTube has become so ubiquitously mainstream that the phrase “mainstream media” is obsolete. So on this arbitrary occasion, I feel a bit of an obligation to write down some of the history of the technology, the platform, the content, and the culture. Basically […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Letting your kids play in the social media sandbox (Nick Bilton / New York Times) 2. White House names DJ Patil as the first US Chief Data Scientist (Jessi Hempel / Wired) 3. What user-created content for virtual reality will look like (Signe Brewster / Gigaom) 4. YouTube content chief says growth accelerating despite […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. AP’s ‘robot journalists’ are writing their own stories now (Ross Miller / The Verge) 2. Instagrammers discover front-page NYT placement by chance (Katie Hawkins-Gaar / Poynter) 3. Netflix deals with broadband providers said to get oversight (Todd Shields / Bloomberg Business) 4. Attention football-hating TV commercial lovers – this Dish is for you (Amol […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Aereo to the FCC: Let us join the cable companies we tried to replace (Brian Fung / The Washington Post) 2. Hundreds of Dropbox logins leak, but storage service says they came from elsewhere (David Meyer / GigaOm) 3. Are journalists at risk of vicarious trauma from user-generated content? (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 4. […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn how the social media news agency Storyful serves up user-generated content to news organizations, and we find out how the startup Eyeris measures viewers’ emotional reactions to video content. PART 1: Storyful Storyful is a social media news agency that scans the social web to deliver verified user-generated content to news organizations […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The art and science of data-driven journalism (Alexander Howard / Tow Center) 2. Virtual newsroom: Getting journalism done in a digital age (Sandra Oshiro / Poynter) 3. A global study of user-generated content in TV and online news output (Tow Center) 4. The anxieties of big data (Kate Crawford / The New Inquiry) 5. […] more »

by Christoph Koettl

When I started working on human rights crises seven years ago, a promising and groundbreaking way to monitor violations were satellite images. The idea seemed simple enough: a single sensor in space taking pictures of inaccessible conflict zones, such as Darfur. Opening my laptop today in 2014, I have thousands of sensors at my fingertips, […] more »